A message from Brigid ....

I have been a blogger since 2005. At the height of my blogging busy-ness, I had "a small stable" of blogs on different topics: social and political commentary; desert spirituality; food; waste and ....

A few years ago I called time and ceased blogging altogether - although there was an occasional post. I had called it quits. I am an aged woman these days with a couple of serious illnesses. I am not allowed to drive. I am no longer active in organisations. I think it fair to say that I am housebound. I am active on Facebook, although I am not there as often as once I was. I have decided to embark on a re-entry into the blogging world ... beginning with The Trad Pad and, possibly, a return to my food blog, Oz Tucker. I have always used a lot of photographs on my blogs ... and I miss not being out and about with my camera.

The Trad Pad has been my blog for the lovely things of life. The controversial or political has seldom intruded. Occasionally, the spiritual has found its way in, but I kept spirituality for the blog, Desert. I don't yet know if I will revive that. I will stick pretty much to food and the lovely things of life. If I have some regularity with those two categories, I feel that I will be doing well. I hope that, with this blog new friendships can be formed and old friendships renewed; new lovelies discovered; new reflections can enter into the meaning of modern life. I would love to hear from you - particularly if you have suggestions for new topics to enter into the conversation. So, it is a new year. Let's see what it has in store, what it can bring to us. And I hope that those who share the spirit of The Trad Pad can spread the message of a world of beauty, the creativity of humanity, and the joys of simplicity and tradition. ~~~ February, 2017

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Tricking and Treating in Upper Gully

A few days ago, this notice appeared in our letter box. Click to enlarge. Now, Miss Eagle doesn't go for the great emphasis on Hallowe'en these days. It seems to be an American emphasis and - since not many kids are raised in the ancient Christian traditions - there is no balance with teaching about All Saints Day and All Souls Day, the tradition with which Hallowe'en is inextricably bound.
However, Miss E could not resist this notice with its polite request. So this afternoon, Miss Eagle hung the inflated balloon from a tree beside the letter box and prepared a basket of goodies for the visitors.

And here below are my scary visitors -

Tricking and Treating!

We had a lovely time together. But don't you think the smallest Trickster is so, so cute!

It was lovely to meet such funsters - who had distributed 200 notices in the neighbourhood but as of this afternoon there were very few balloons visible. I hope things improved as the evening wore on.
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